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Tag: Restoration

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  • An eastward view of St. Andrews Bay and the Fort Morgan Peninsula in coastal Alabama.
    Information icon An eastward view of St. Andrews Bay and the Fort Morgan Peninsula in coastal Alabama. Photo Credit: USFWS

    Preserving utopia: Pilot Town’s history and addition to Bon Secour

    October 18, 2021 | 9 minute read

    As part of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regionwide Trustee Implementation Group’s first restoration plan, Pilot Town is being acquired as part of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.  Learn more...

  • A large white ferry called the Turtle Runner out of Gulf Breeze, FL off the coast of Pensicola.
    Information icon Turtle Runner is one of two ferryboats paid for with Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement funds. Photo by the National Park Service.

    Deepwater Horizon settlement-funded ferryboats highlight the wonders of Pensacola Bay

    June 12, 2019 | 3 minute read

    This August will mark 460 years since Spanish explorer and Conquistador Tristán de Luna sailed 11 vessels into what is now known as Pensacola Bay and established the nation’s oldest (but short-lived) European settlement. Now two 150-passenger catamaran-style ferryboats are plying those waters, thanks to settlement funds resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment (DWH NRDA) process. The ferries, which started service last year, began running from downtown Pensacola from a new $3.  Learn more...


  • A brown and black feathered bird with a long narrow beak floating on ultra-smooth water.
    Dowitchers are long-range migrants that use a distinctive sewing machine-like feeding action when foraging across the mud flats of the Gulf region. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Our Vision

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Gulf of Mexico region.  Learn more...

  • A beige landscape dotted with small lakes and wetlands yields to several arrays of large wind turbines.
    Information icon In the United States, the Gulf of Mexico watershed reaches as far north as the Prairie Pothole region. This wind farm is located among some of region’s “potholes” found along the North and South Dakota border. Photo by Krista Lundgren, USFWS.

    A Gulf-Wide Restoration Perspective

    The Service Gulf Restoration staff works with partners and others to ensure a coordinated, strategic approach to the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico watershed.  Learn more...

  • Service employee wearing a beige USFWS uniform shirt standing on a boat calling someone on his cell phone.
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife employee Drew Wirwa stays in touch via cellphone while out in the field. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

    Contact Us

    Service Gulf Restoration staff work across the Gulf of Mexico watershed in habitat conservation, restoration, science, environmental compliance and communications.  Learn more...

  • Two bright white birds with red patches on their face and long slender legs standing in the a dormant grassy field.
    Information icon Whooping cranes. Photo by D. Serverson, USFWS.

    Coastal Bend

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Texas Coastal Bend area.  Learn more...


  • Bright green needles emerge from a central cone of a longleaf pine tree
    Information icon Longleaf pine needles. Photo by Dot Paul, USDA NRCS.

    Seeing the forest for the trees

    April 6, 2016 | 3 minute read

    More than 30 animal species that depend on longleaf pine forests are federally listed as endangered or threatened, and many more are considered to be at-risk. This is why the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with partners to restore longleaf pine across the southeastern United States.  Read the full story...


  • Water flows through a lush green forest
    Cold Springs Creek runs through Pisgah National Forest. Photo by Jim Liestman, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Pisgah National Forest restoration

    December 8, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Nearly 6,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfather Ranger District were restored this past year, thanks to the help of numerous partners. The Grandfather district is a 192,000-acre portion of the forest, stretching from Old Fort to Blowing Rock. The 6,000-acre effort is part of the 10-year restoration effort that will touch 40,000 acres. The project is restoring fire-adapted ecosystems, increasing stream health, controlling non-native species and protecting hemlocks against hemlock woolly adelgids.  Learn more...

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